Amazon Australia has added free music streaming for Prime members

Amazon Australia has brought additional value to its Prime members today, announcing that its Prime Music streaming service has officially launched Down Under, giving Aussie subscribers access to over two million songs at no extra cost.

The service is included with every full Prime membership, which has an introductory price of $4.99 per month (after a free 30-day trial period) until January 2019, after which the price becomes a very reasonable $6.99 per month.

Prime Music provides listeners with up to 40 hours of music each month, with no ads, and no limits on skips or repeats. Locally curated playlists are available as part of the package. 

Amazon Prime free trial

Amazon Prime free trial

If you're keen on trying Prime Music, you can sign up now and get 30 free days of Amazon Prime! But with Black Friday coming up, you could wait until at least November 1 to be sure you've got the whole Black Friday sale period covered with your subscription and you'll get access to Lightning Deals and two-day delivery, plus lots of other benefits too. Also, you pay only $4.99 until January 2019 if you wish to continue your membership, after which you will be charged $6.99 a month.

Prime Music is not to be confused with Amazon Music Unlimited, which is more expensive and offers customers over 50 million songs with no time limits. 

If you were one of the many people who signed up to Prime Video before Amazon's official arrival in Australia, you may need to adjust your account settings in order to access Prime Music – you might be paying solely for Prime Video without receiving full Amazon Prime benefits, even though it's roughly the same price. 

Prime members are also entitled to Prime Video, Twitch Prime, Amazon Prime Reading, as well as a number of additional benefits on Amazon Australia's retail site, including free expedited delivery (two business days) with no minimum purchase, discounts and access to exclusives, such as Prime Day deals.

Stephen Lambrechts
Senior Journalist, Phones and Entertainment

Stephen primarily covers phones and entertainment for TechRadar's Australian team, and has written professionally across the categories of tech, film, television and gaming in both print and online for over a decade. He's obsessed with smartphones, televisions, consoles and gaming PCs, and has a deep-seated desire to consume all forms of media at the highest quality possible. 

He's also likely to talk a person’s ear off at the mere mention of Android, cats, retro sneaker releases, travelling and physical media, such as vinyl and boutique Blu-ray releases. Right now, he's most excited about QD-OLED technology, The Batman and Hellblade 2: Senua's Saga.